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Farmers Almanac
The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Farmers' Almanac
What the Heck?

What the Heck is Kamut?

What the Heck is Kamut?

Broaden your horizons with this ancient, flavorful, and nutritious grain!

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What the Heck is Devil’s Tongue?

What the Heck is Devil’s Tongue?

Find out more about this exotic root with a sinister name!

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What the Heck is Açaí­?

What the Heck is Açaí­?

Learn all about açaí­, a superfood that has exploded in popularity in recent years!

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What the Heck is Goji?

What the Heck is Goji?

Touted as a superfood with miraculous healing properties, goji berry is now all the rage, but what the heck is it? Find out!

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What the Heck are Chia Seeds?

What the Heck are Chia Seeds?

Chia seeds are all the rage among health food aficionados, but what the heck are they? Do they come from Chia Pets? Find out!

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What the Heck Is a Satsuma?

What the Heck Is a Satsuma?

When you hear “satsuma” is your automatic response to say “gesundheit”? Learn all about this strangely-named, but delicious, fruit!

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What the Heck Is Cherimoya?

What the Heck Is Cherimoya?

Learn all about this strange-looking fruit!

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What the Heck Are Morels?

What the Heck Are Morels?

Not morals, morels! For those who know where to find them, morels are a staple of spring. Learn more!

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What the Heck Is a Cactus Pear?

What the Heck Is a Cactus Pear?

This unusual fruit may have a tough exterior, but inside, it’s soft and sweet!

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If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1910, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.